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Water Sports Getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

This beautiful home, located on the Prestine Pend Oreille River at the confluence of the Priest River, offers magnificent river and mountain views. Waterfront decks and living room windows offer spectacular sunset views. With its forty-foot long deep-water dock, sandy beach, and waterfront decks, this vacation home is perfect for boating, fishing, water-skiing, wakeboarding, or just lounging waterside.

The home's location on a two-mile-long, paved, dead-end road makes it ultra quiet, and great for jogging, family bike rides, morning and evening walks. This 1,200 square-foot home is located 25 minutes from Sandpoint by car, and 23 miles by boat along the beautiful Pend Oreille River. Boat or drive to Sandpoint for lunch or dinner, and then retire back to your peaceful retreat. A marina with boat gas and supplies is located just four miles up the river.

The town of Priest River is located just one mile away, and offers all the amenities including golfing, shopping, and restaurants. Priest Lake with its hundreds of miles of mountain biking, hiking, and groomed snowmobiling trails, is just a quick 30-minute drive away. Schwitzer Ski area, with its awesome snowboarding and its miles of great skiing, is just a short 40-minute drive away. Silverwood Amusement Park is just 30 minutes away, and makes for a great all-day adventure with its many world-class roller coasters.

Property features include a full RV hook-up. Lots of parking, and grassy areas for tents or lawn games. The beach has a fire-pit, and firewood is included. The house has two decks with plenty of outdoor furniture and lighting. Amenities include a deluxe gas barbecue, cable TV/VCR/DVD and a stereo with CD player.

Booking dates are flexible, and we require just a four-night minimum.

Special September Rate: $950/week

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More Details

Chris Mortensen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017

Why Chris Mortensen chose Idaho

We hope to retire down to this house some day.

What makes this house unique

Very quiet, established neighborhood makes for relaxing mornings waterside and some of the most calm water in north Idaho.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful spot! We had such a relaxing time and enjoyed every minute. The fish teased quite a bit, only caught a few but sent them back. Enjoyed watching the action up and down the river on the weekend. the house is perfect and the beds are so comfy. Great sleeping!! We are already planning to come back next year. Thanks for everything.
Jul 2010
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Priest River House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both are full bathrooms. One is in the master suite.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private 40' dock with swim ladder in front of deck and living room. Sandy beach with gradual slope into water.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Water Sports Getaway
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 10 reviews

Great spot directly on river, quite, clean and all amenities you could expect in kitchen.

  • 4 of 5

Would stay here again and recommend to a friend, if you enjoy watching the sunset this property is for you. The only draw back we experienced was with our tottler who needed constant attention around the deck area.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property for a week and it was very comfortable, relaxing and fun! The house is well appointed with everything you could possibly need. We had friends come and stay for a couple of days with their trailer and they were quite comfortable as they had their own spot in the RV parking with full hookups. My parents, myself and my two kids really enjoyed staying here as it was a beautiful spot! The river is amazing! The deck area and dock offers a wonderful spot to sit and relax, watch the fish, the passing boaters, and amazing sunsets! I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone. Chris was great and very accommodating. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying we had the BEST vacation while staying here! I traveled with my husband and two adult kids. The place was a home away from home and was very clean and well appointed. There wasn't anything we needed for the week that wasn't there. There was a great BBQ and lots of water toys etc and outside furniture. The location is easy to find and very quiet with lots of parking for vehicles and a motorhome/fifth wheel. The river is beautiful and more like a lake than a river! The water was warm and inviting with a nice little beach area which had cement steps into the water. The water was deep off the dock so if you had a boat it would have been fabulous. There was fishing right off the dock although the boys didn't catch as much as they hoped....good thing we weren't counting on them to feed us! Chris was extremely easy to deal with and very friendly and helpful. Our damage deposit was returned very quickly. I honestly can't think of one negative thing. We hope to make it an annual trip! Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great stay on the beautiful river. The house,facilities andsurroundings were perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The house and pier setting and river views/access were perfect. We sat on the river deck and watched the spectacular water-reflected sunsets. The accommodations in the house and river views were unsurpassed. The rural neighborhood was very quiet and peaceful. Exploring the nearby communities and points-of-interest was a great experience too. Shopping and restaurants/pubs are very close to the house. We hope to return next year.


Longmont, Colorado

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4th of July vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful water front vacation home! We absolutely loved our stay here. We were literally right on the water, and the dock allowed us to moor our boat right there the entire time. The water was excellent most a little breezy in the afternoons but that is when we did our tubing. 4th of July fireworks in the little town of Priest River was really quite spectacular and we were pleasantly surprised that such a tiny town would have the budget for it. The house is just a fourth of a mile down the river from town and the fireworks were displayed over the water, so at 9:30 pm, we hopped in the boat, drove up the river a short distance and took in all the excitement.

The place is very quiet and even though neighbors are close by on both sides, the trees and vegetation allow a lot of privacy. There was a shady, grassy area to play croquet too! Plenty of parking for the boat trailer and our three vehicles.

Grocery shopping was close and it allowed us to prepare and eat most of our meals at the home. The kitchen is very large and adequately stocked with all the necessary items. And the last evening we were there, we ate at a great little Mexican restaurant there in town.

Some of the things we loved…

The fire pit was awesome and since there were plenty of lawn chairs, we sat around the fire and visited, roasted hotdogs and marshmallows a couple of nights.

The sandy beach area for our little grandson was great. He loved playing in the water and with the gradual drop, we were able to walk out into the water with him.

The BBQ’r was wonderful and we used it several times while we were there.

We loved the large picnic table on the front deck. It allowed our family of 7 plus the grandbaby to comfortably eat all our meals outdoors.

Lots of comfortable lounge chairs on the lower deck with a wonderful shade tree that didn’t block the incredible views.

Pretty comfortable beds. We opted not to use the “Bunk House” which is actually a trailer, but luckily, we’d brought along a blow up bed. It was cozy with 7 adults and a baby, but we loved it and would definitely stay there again.

Chris was very nice and very responsive. Super easy to work with and we appreciated that so much.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tonasket, WA/USA


  • 5 of 5

This place is in a beautiful, majestic, mountain area right on the Pend Orielle River. Everything in the home is provided except the food (linens, bedding, etc.). This is a home away from home. The deck is overlooking the river and it is a wonderful place to play on the water. My family had a wonderful time, and their are local restaraunts if you want to go out to dinner. You can bring your boat and launch it in Priest River at the public boat launch, and there is plenty of room to park your rig and boat trailer at the home. There is also an RV site that I parked my 34 ft Montana 5th wheel at for other guests to use while we stayed for the week. Rent this place, you won't be disappointed if you are looking for a water sports getaway on a private place in the mountains of north Idaho.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Spokane, WA (GEG)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Kings bar and grill
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ranch Club / Stoneridge
Nearest Train
23 Miles
Sandpoint, ID
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 2
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hardwood Grill
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Car: recommended

Silverwood theme park is half hour away.


Rates & Availability

Priest River House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 10 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Online booking fee $80 + Tax
One time cleaning $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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